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Dyslexia Program Administrator - Humanities - PPS

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Portland Public Schools

Dyslexia Program Administrator Associate Humanities Department - Portland Public Schools District - Portland, Oregon

Portland Public Schools envisions every student, every teacher, every school succeeding. As we commit to a major transformation under new, nationally-recognized leadership, we are actively seeking talented, driven professionals who are energized by big challenges. If you are solution-oriented, a strong communicator and collaborator, and passionate about urban education, then this is the place for you! Read more about PPS, our schools and programs, and beautiful Portland, Oregon, at the bottom of the posting.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic leader with a demonstrated record of improving student performance and eliminating achievement disparities to join us as our Dyslexia Program Administrator Associate. The Dyslexia Program Administrator Associate is a critical leadership position. As the Dyslexia Program Administrator Associate you will report to the Senior Director of Humanities in the Office of Teaching and Learning. You will support the district's transformational work to develop and support our teachers, school leaders and instructional staff. 

The Responsibilities of Dyslexia Program Administrator Associate:

Support the implementation of high-quality/effective instruction in schools, including observing and coaching teachers to improve instructional planning, teaching practice, and the use of data, assessment, and instructional technology.
Develop and introduce a variety of approaches to improve instruction and effectiveness by working at various levels (classroom- school- system-wide) to directly support instruction.
Supervise training and mentoring support to building based dyslexia advisors and reading specialists.
Experience administering and interpreting results from various assessments, as well as using the results to determine instructional implications.
Comprehend, analyze, synthesize and communicate complex information quickly; and
Evaluate written work and verbal presentations of others to provide effective constructive feedback.
Ability to effectively manage people and large scale, long term projects; ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities in a high-demand, fast-paced environment.
Conducts screening, assessments and assists campus staff in developing intervention plans for students.
Collaborates with the MTSS department on interventions and supports for students with dyslexia.
Maintains records and operating guidelines or policies that maintain compliance and promote effective interventions.
Effectively communicates state and district dyslexia policy and guidelines to teachers and staff.
Introduces research and data on the precursors to dyslexia which will help inform the work of the Dyslexia Task Force and the P - 3 Initiative Committee
Engages the Dyslexia Task Force and P – 3 Initiative Committee in conducting a gap analysis of foundational skills for early learners, and students in grades PK – 2 in PPS.
Provides ongoing training and site support to teachers and administrators within our literacy core curriculum in applying strategies that address foundational skills in the early grades.
Provides opportunities for staff development for the administrative staff and teachers.
Researches programs and provides analysis of such programs to determine possible implementation in the district.
Works with the district and campus administrators to develop and provide dyslexia professional development programs.
Works directly with the Dual Language and English as a Second Language programs to ensure that all dyslexic students are served.
Articulates the district’s mission and goals and conduct activities as needed to provide parent information, training and communication regarding dyslexia services.
Encourages two-way communication between the district and the community.
Encourages and promotes parental and community involvement in the educational process.
Projects a positive image to the community.
Support the implementation of high-quality/effective instruction for students with reading difficulties including characteristics of dyslexia in schools, including observing and coaching teachers to improve instructional planning, teaching practice, family engagement, and the use of data, assessment, and instructional technology with targeted student groups.
Develop and introduce a variety of approaches to improve instruction and effectiveness by working at various levels (classroom- school- system-wide) to directly support instructional interventions
Work with various teams across programs, departments, and schools (administrators, teachers, TOSAs) to facilitate analysis of data provided by diagnostics, common assessments, and formative assessments.
Work collaboratively with colleagues and school administrators to develop policies and school structures that incorporate effective teaching strategies, use of resources, and family engagement, to meet targeted needs.
Administer and interpret results from various assessments and use the results to determine instructional implications.
Continuously monitor, track and analyze student achievement data in order to identify needed supports and strategies for targeted student populations.
Comprehend, analyze, synthesize and communicate complex information quickly.
Evaluate written work and verbal presentations of others to provide effective constructive feedback.
Effectively manage people and large scale, long term projects; manage multiple, shifting priorities in a high-demand, fast-paced environment.
Manage details and the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects simultaneously and seamlessly.
Maintain a long-term view while also attending closely to immediate details; and strategically take initiative, especially in problem-solving, anticipating risks.
Commit to data-driven problem-solving and decision-making
 

The Dyslexia Program Administrator Associate will have:

Knowledge and understanding of literacy especially foundational literacy and early literacy skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly in public-facing communications.
Knowledge, experience and an understanding of how to integrate instructional scaffolds across subjects; and a commitment to being a strong leader to advance students’ literacy knowledge and skills across disciplines.
Knowledge of research and best practices in instruction, PK-12.
Knowledge of the CCSS, standards based education and the Oregon’s state assessment system.
Strong assessment literacy and knowledge of implementation screeners, interim assessments, and researched-based best practices in curriculum design and instruction.
Knowledge, experience, and understanding of successful facilitation of professional development in literacy interventions among administrators, whole school staffs, teacher leader meetings, and with community partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications

An active Oregon Administrative License issued by Teacher and Standards Practice Commission or the ability to obtain licensure within the first year of employment.
A minimum of 6 years of professional K-12 teaching experience with 3 of the years in an educational leadership role with direct responsibility for improving curriculum and instruction in literacy, social sciences, and humanities.
Reading Endorsement Preferred

Compensation- $113,524 to 271 $122,253

Salary Schedule: Licensed - Academic Programs Administrator​

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Closing Date

This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

About Portland Public Schools     

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Our Mission

Every student by name prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code.

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